What a great day my husband and I had on Valentine's Day - one that I would recommend to other couples and families! We played hometown tourists on International Drive, experiencing The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Orlando Sea Life Aquarium for the first time.
You can buy a package to visit all three attractions - which are in the same building - or you can just visit one or two. The Orlando Eye did not disappoint, with 360-degree views of The City Beautiful and out to the coast. While I have stayed at several Orlando-area hotels, I have never seen Orlando from this vantage point. We truly enjoyed the stunning scenery.
We took a break for lunch at Yardhouse, but there are several other great restaurants in the area you can choose from, including Tin Roof, Funky Monkey, Shake Shack and Paramount Fine Foods. We have always had good food and service when we visit Yardhouse, and this time was no different.
I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie, which I thought was pricey at nearly $16. However, I didn't realize that the pie would be the size of a dinner plate! The flavor was excellent and it was stocked full of huge pieces of chicken and carrots. My husband ordered the hamburger, which was also excellent and well worth the $12 price tag.
Next on our adventures for the day was Sea Life, which is a small aquarium, but is great for families. You can see baby sharks, octopus and so many other cool fish and sea turtles. I could see children spending quite a bit of time here. Of course, if you have visited Sea World, this will be a letdown because it is on such a smaller scale.
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum was outstanding. The wax figures of all the celebrities and political figures are truly spot-on. See our photo album on Facebook to get a glimpse of the celebrities you get to have your picture taken with!
Also, listen to more about our visit here.
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